No gory pictures in this post.
Firstly, a little bit about my dog so that you can get where I’m coming from. Here she is, pictured with my late mom.
You can see Suzie’s toy bone under the small table in the corner.
My dog has never been chained or caged. When I come home, Suzie is always there to greet me. Even if she had been napping, she will rouse herself to come to the grill door. Her tail will be wagging furiously. She even grins from ear to ear.
Her favourite place is under my computer desk or beside my chair. When I’m having my meals, she would sit under the dining table.
When I’m in the garden weeding, Suzie will be sitting in the grass.
When I’m sweeping dried leaves, she will also be lying down in the garage to keep me company.
BELOW: Dogs can talk
When Suzie was a puppy, she used to sleep beside my pillow. Nowadays I sleep upstairs and she sleeps downstairs but in the morning she will wake me up with a distinctive ‘bark’ that translates as “Lemme out, I wanna pee”.
When Suzie was younger, she was able to leap into the car backseat in a single bound. Today she can’t due to age. She is about 75 in dog years.
Suzie loves car rides and when we drove to her to Fraser’s Hill, she stuck her nose out the window to sniff and enjoy the clean, crisp air. We’ve taken her as far as Port Dickson (she can swim), to Ulu Yam, Templer’s Park, Tanjung Malim and other green places.
When I lived in Penang, Suzie went ‘jungle’ trekking with me. One time along the trail, I tripped over a big tree root and fell flat face down. Suzie immediately nuzzled up to lick my face. Animals can sense when their owners are in distress.
Another time we were walking along the beach and Suzie was attacked by a pack of semi-feral dogs. I suppose that by crossing that stretch of beach – although it was a public area – the pack of dogs considered that we were encroaching into their territory.
I flung myself on the sand to protect her. It was just instinctive. But really not a smart move on my part at all, if we were to look back and appraise the situation coolly in hindsight. Nonetheless in a stressful emergency like that, we would act on our first instincts, especially when our loved ones are threatened.
The purpose of this posting is to air my say on protecting one’s dog.
Which is what this young woman (photo above) in Bucharest did — Reuters news story dated 3 April 2014. She managed to convince the dog catchers to release it.
Now about the Chinese officer-smashing-dog-skull-with-shovel photo that I’ve been obsessed with.
I won’t reproduce the Sichuan photos here since they’ve upset some readers. The story as reported in March by the China media can be read HERE.
The callous killing was not only savage to the dog but extremely cruel to the homeless man. He could likely be psychologically scarred for life from the trauma.
BELOW: Happier times — the vagrant and his dog
This is the important part I want to discuss.
Animal abuse can happen anywhere in the world. White people, black people, Hispanics, whoever might be potential culprits. But usually the perpetrator is a lone sadist and the perverted act is done out of sight or otherwise in front of a small group of accomplices.
The Sichuan dog killing is something else because it was carried out by uniformed officials. It was conducted in the presence of a crowd who watched the brutality with grins on their faces.
And the homeless man, whose dog it had been, was simply paralyzed by inertia. This is the saddest and scariest aspect of the entire sordid episode. It is reflective of the mental make-up of some Chinese and they way they relate to, or are immobilized by power and authority.
The nightmarish quality of the whole Sichuan dog affair is how close it is to home, i.e. to Dapsterland.
What kind of people are they?
If you asked your grandparents, they will be able to tell you about the communist terrorists. Today Dapsters are Bintang Lima with the same propensity for savagery.
When Dapsters provoke others with the most vicious curses that no ordinary, decent person can conjure up – even if you sat down a solid hour and thought real hard about the most venomous things that one might possibly say – they do it so glibly. Insult is almost second nature to the Dapsters.
You just try to spend the next 24 hours attempting to be as nasty as a Dapster or as slick and sneaky as an evangelista. You can’t. Because it is just not in your nature. That’s why in the 66 years of its existence, Wanita MCA never pulled a stunt like the DAP Selendang Squad.
Dapster-evangelistas are clearly a different kettle of fish altogether.
Take what happened to Kajang by-election candidate Chew Mei Fun. She resigned her positions as Wanita MCA chief, Senator and Deputy Minister on a matter of principle. Yet her political opponents spread the slander that she was forced to quit because she abused an Indonesian maid.
BELOW: “made in God’s image” (?)
Think real hard about what kind of people are capable of fabricating such a vile fitnah against the MCA vice president.
MCA, when it was top dog (in 1974, 1999 and 2004), never tried to crush the DAP underfoot. But now with the DAP triumphant, it is different. You can see that they’re hell-bent on annihilating all comers.
It is most imperative that you’re aware of the nature of the beast.
In our country today, the DAP 3.0 mutation is increasing their grip on power by the day. The party leaders have total authority over the Chinese here. The Chinese masses are in thrall to the DAP and the evangelistas.
That’s what the Sichuan Dog tableau evokes. That’s why the photos are so disturbing.
They are people who have no mercy, no compassion. None at all.